Scott Ruscoe declared himself a much happier man this week after three second-half goals sealed a Welsh Premier League win at Carmarthen Town on Saturday.

Goals from Greg Draper, Jamie Mullan and sub Kurtis Byrne were enough to ease past the south Wales side to bounce back after defeat at Cardiff Met.

Ruscoe admitted his decision to recall Draper was well-rewarded and deserved, and he was happy to get back to winnings ways.

“I’m a lot happier this week after two good wins”, said Ruscoe, who will now take a break ahead of the international weekend.

“Greg had scored in the midweek win over Prestatyn and he’s trained really well.

“Everyone’s been asking me why’s he not in the team but we’ve got three strikers at the club and they all play in different ways.

“Greg got his chance on Saturday, followed on from his midweek goal and he also did really well against Carmarthen.

“We controlled the game again on Saturday, just like we did in midweek, and never really looked in danger.

“I think they had one chance where Paul Harrison had to make a save, where he pushed it across the box to stop anyone following in but, other than that, he only a few long shots which were comfortable for him.

“They didn’t trouble us one bit.

“I think that’s down to how well we played; we were on the ball well and we moved it about without causing them too much trouble.

“But because we were always in control, once we got that first were always going to go on and score some more.”

After the 4-1 defeat to the Students live on television last week, Ruscoe was happy to get back to how he thinks his side should set up.

And the Saints boss believes he has to rein in his side’s natural attacking instincts if he is to relieve the pressure on his back five which has now kept two clean sheets in a week.

Ruscoe added: “That’s the standard we want to see.

“We went back to basics with what we wanted with our players, didn’t go too expansive and not go on the attack all the time.

“We couldn’t leave the back door open as teams are set up to counter on us all the time; they’re never going to outplay us on the ball.

“They have to bank up as that’s the only way they’re going to beat us.”

Saints now sit out the weekend because of international action but host Llandudno at Park Hall next Wednesday night.